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Garfield Park Conservatory

300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624-1996
+1 312-746-5100
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Absolutely gorgeous - free, voluntary donation. Beautiful landscapes, all sorts of plants... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eloise M
Exeter, United Kingdom
Superb conservatory

This place is an absolute must for anyone visiting Chicago, can't praise it highly enough... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“green line” (66 reviews)
“fern room” (42 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624-1996
+1 312-746-5100
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely gorgeous - free, voluntary donation. Beautiful landscapes, all sorts of plants - different themed rooms, with a helpful leaflet/map to guide you round the various sections. Surprisingly empty, which was quite nice as a tourist but I would say it's definitely worth exploring on...More

Thank Eloise M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is an absolute must for anyone visiting Chicago, can't praise it highly enough . Welcoming staff , the displays are breathtaking. So very interesting to see where so much of our food comes from . As someone who has grown many of these...More

Thank suehassall2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Garfield is a great place to relax, and enjoy the greenery or flowers. There are a few seating areas to just sit and be.😊

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent about three hours walking around the conservatory. This is free but you need to give a zip code at reception, so make sure you have your hotel zip code handy if you are travelling from out of town. There is a suggested $5...More

Thank 52rosemarie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whoever said don’t do it if you’re out of town was a little wrong Parking was free Entrance was free with $5 donation the place is huge and quiet and relaxing and interesting Plus the green line is less than one block and a beautiful...More

Thank Corina F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would not advise out of towners to drive to site--and absolutely do not take the green line--- Strictly a "go if you live in Chicago, are street smart and won't get lost on the way." For natives- it is a beautiful place to visit- no...More

Thank unvmn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was greeted by a very friendly person at the front desk. She showed me on a map all the places to view and how the conservatory was layed out. Spent almost two hours. Would have spent longer if it wasn't so stinking hot outside....More

Thank momskel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is truly one of Chicago's hidden jems. Right of the green line conservatory stop and free everyday! Plus there is free parking next to the conservatory for those with cars. The inside is beautiful! So many beautiful and exotic plants. The fern room alone...More

Thank Katie937
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did I know such beauty was in this neighborhood in a city that I grew up in all my life? Apparently, no. This is a spectacular place to take in the beauty and wonder of plants and flowers and tree oh my! Even the manly...More

Thank Cynthia R
Reviewed 11 September 2017

What a gem. A beautiful tranquil oasis right smack in the middle of the city! After you tour the zoo just walk right over to this heavenly place. One of the best botanical gardens I've seen. Well done exhibits and almost everything was in bloom!!!!...More

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Abigail S
26 November 2015|
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Response from chisoxbabe | Reviewed this property |
I would plan at least two hours. It's not enormous, but there are so many books and crannies to explore. We anticipated an hour and it took almost two.